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PLASTIC EXHIBITION OPENING OCTOBER 25th

Explore PLASTIC: CAN’T LIVE WITH IT, CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT at Science Gallery’s latest free exhibition.

Plastic has great power, and with great power comes great responsibility. Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin launches its latest exhibition PLASTIC which looks at how we can’t live with or without this destructive yet incredibly versatile material.  Plastic has changed our daily lives and our environment more than any other material. The unsustainability of our relationship with plastic is well documented, but to stop using plastic is not an option. As an aesthetic material for artists and designers it is unparalleled, and its use has revolutionised industrial design. More essentially, modern medicine relies on plastic so heavily that even the most basic medical procedures would be unimaginable without it.  Visit Science Gallery’s PLASTIC exhibition and explore how we can responsibly use this versatile material, while fundamentally changing our approach to living with plastic. 

PLASTIC opens at Science Gallery Dublin on Friday 25th of October 2019 and runs until Sunday the 9th of February 2020.  The exhibition, which is produced with the support of Science Foundation Ireland, is Science Gallery Dublin’s first national touring exhibition. We will recycle, repurpose and reuse the exhibits and the exhibition build as PLASTIC travels to galleries in Drogheda, Wexford, Galway and Letterkenny. In each location, an artist has been commissioned to work with the local community to co-design an artwork reflecting the cultural history, place and relationship between the people and their environment.

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